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Join with us and support world class design for Team Sunshine's JapanAmerica Wonderwave, a comedic dance-theatre elegy.
Join with us and support world class design for Team Sunshine's JapanAmerica Wonderwave, a comedic dance-theatre elegy.
133 backers pledged $5,005 to help bring this project to life.

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We're working toward the premiere of our next full-length show, JapanAmerica Wonderwave, which we sometimes describe as a “comedic dance-theatre elegy” or a “disaster response mixtape”. The project has been through a few iterations now, and we are ready to go into the final phase. We’ve raised over 85% of the project budget, and now turn to you, our friends, patrons, fans, and peers to help us close that 15% gap. The 15% will go directly to cover costs associated with having an awesome, world-class design.


Creating a design-heavy piece is a big step up for Team Sunshine, and we just want to do it right. Which, as it turns out, costs money. So please, consider becoming a backer. Help us to do it right.

Oh, and come see the show

May 2~12, 2013 @ Christ Church Neighborhood House (Philadelphia) 


Opening with us every night will be a new solo by the one and only Kate Watson-Wallace of anonymous bodies ll art collective!  What the what!!

Check out the rewards. Check out the video one more time. And if you’re on this page and have no idea who we are, please check out our website for more information. Thanks.
-Team Sunshine Performance Corporation
 Benjamin Camp, Makoto Hirano, and Alex Torra- Team Captains

PS- Even if you can’t support us right now, please consider sharing the kickstarter with YOUR adoring fans, friends, patrons, and peers. Thanks!

Risks and challenges

Every day I open my eyes I’m struck with the risks and challenges. Our city could be wiped out by a Tsunami. A sinkhole could open under our bedroom, and not even our brother could save us in time. An earthquake could strike and knock a building down on top of us. Someone could open fire with an AR-15.

Here, I like to remind myself that probability is on our side. It can be hard to feel that way sometimes, and it often doesn’t feel like a lot to go on, but there it is.

Barring Death or Dismemberment by an act of god, we’re going to do this show. The contracts are signed, forces are in motion. And each day that we survive, we will continue to hold as close as we can those who didn’t make it through that set of 24 hours.

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    Your name on the Wall Of Gratitude, visible at the shows and hailed by all as a hero among commoners.

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    Hand drawn Sketch of the character “Makoto” from JapanAmerica Wonderwave, drawn by hand by Makoto Hirano.

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    Limited edition Team Sunshine/JapanAmerica Wonderwave T-Shirt. With this shirt, you will literally be the coolest kid in school.

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    An invitation to an evening of Karaoke with the Co-Captains of Team Sunshine Performance on May 20th, 2013. Room rental's on us, drinks are on you, Magic is on us, Mystery is on you. Music is shared.

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    T-Shirt and an invitation to a special pre-opening show just for you and the Champions like you. Will there be food and drinks? Yes. Will we perform extra well for you? Yes.

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    Limited Edition T-Shirt, invitation to special pre-opening show, and a Signed Photo Print. Signed by Team Sunshine, of Ben and Makoto performing the show, with the design you will have helped pay for. Pass it down from generation to generation!

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    Guided trip to Japan with the Co-Captains of Team Sunshine. Travel, food, and lodging included. Priceless memories, incredible culture. Visit the country that started it all, and by it, we mean Makoto.

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